LitmusChaos is an open source Chaos Engineering platform that enables teams to identify weaknesses & potential outages in infrastructures by inducing chaos tests in a controlled way. Developers & SREs can practice Chaos Engineering with Litmus as it is easy to use, based on modern chaos engineering principles & community collaborated. It is 100% open source & a CNCF project.
Litmus takes a cloud-native approach to create, manage and monitor chaos. The platform itself runs as a set of microservices and uses Kubernetes custom resources to define the chaos intent, as well as the steady state hypothesis.
At a high-level, Litmus comprises of:
At the heart of the platform are the following chaos custom resources:
ChaosExperiment: A resource to group the configuration parameters of a particular fault. ChaosExperiment CRs are essentially installable templates that describe the library carrying out the fault, indicate permissions needed to run it & the defaults it will operate with. Through the ChaosExperiment, Litmus supports BYOC (bring-your-own-chaos) that helps integrate (optional) any third-party tooling to perform the fault injection.
ChaosEngine: A resource to link a Kubernetes application workload/service, node or an infra component to a fault described by the ChaosExperiment. It also provides options to tune the run properties and specify the steady state validation constraints using 'probes'. ChaosEngine is watched by the Chaos-Operator, which reconciles it (triggers experiment execution) via runners.
The ChaosExperiment & ChaosEngine CRs are embedded within a Workflow object that can string together one or more experiments in a desired order.
ChaosExperiment CRs are hosted on hub.litmuschaos.io. It is a central hub where the application developers or vendors share their chaos experiments so that their users can use them to increase the resilience of the applications in production.
Check out the Litmus Docs to get started.
Check out the Contributing Guidelines for the Chaos Hub
Feel free to reach out if you have any queries,concerns, or feature requests
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The Litmus community meets on the third wednesday of every month at 10:00PM IST/6:30 PM CEST/9:30 AM PST.
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(Send a PR to the above page if you are using Litmus in your chaos engineering practice)
Litmus is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE for the full license text. Some of the projects used by the Litmus project may be governed by a different license, please refer to its specific license.
Litmus Chaos is part of the CNCF Projects.